Lomo’s New Instant Square Can Now Shoot More Than Just Square!

Lomography has been a champion of film and analog photography for some time now, and their latest product, the Lomo Instant Square Camera is just another example of that. But to make their Kickstarter campaign for the Instant Square camera even more enticing they have upped the antie, announcing a new back for the camera that allows it to use standard Instax Mini film as well as the Instax square film it was designed for! Continue reading…

Brevite Is Back On Kickstarter With Their New Hadley Bags

Brevite, the bag company founded by Boston, MA brothers to design and develop bags photographers could love, has announced their newest bag line – Hadley. The idea behind the new bag line, as Brevite puts it, was to take a different approach to today’s everyday-bag market by avoiding bulky backpacks and instead focusing on a simple modular and minimalist design style. Continue reading…

The Kobra: A Gary Fong Lightsphere Variant Looking For $125,000 on Kickstarter

There have been lots of variations of the Gary Fong Lightsphere before, but the latest is called the Kobra and it’s taking the cake. The new light modifier is pledging to be a game changing light modifier–or at least that’s what they told us in an email. It’s essentially an on-camera flash cobra head shaped light modifier that more or less does exactly what the Gary Fong Lightsphere (and Chinese food tupperware) has done for years. To fund this project, they’re asking for $125,000; which comes out to 1/8th of a million dollars.

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The Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Shoots Fujifilm Instax Square with Its Glass Lens

Hey analog world, we’ve got some really cool new announcements in the form of the new Lomography Lomo’Instant Square camera. The first to the table was the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10; which in my opinion is little more than just an Instax Square printer. But this new camera is putting the light directly onto the film plane and not a digital sensor of any sort–unlike the Fujifilm camera. Using a 95mm f10 lens, the Lomography Lomo’Instant Square has programmed automatic exposures with compensation being offered. Plus there is a bulb mode, flash, infrared shutter release built into the lens cap, a separate remote, and real glass in the lens. While a 95mm f10 lens may sound pretty slow, consider the fact that this is a 62mm x 62mm film plane–far larger than 35mm and 645. Plus, the viewfinder isn’t through the lens, instead it’s just more or less for framing.

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F8 and Be There: On The CITOGRAPH 35mm f8 Lens for Street Photographers

Earlier on we reported on the new Citograph 35mm lens designed for photographers to simply capture moments as they happen. The Citograph 35mm took to Kickstarter to get funding to produce a lens at an affordable price point with character, quality and the ability to always be spontaneous. Benedikt Hartmann, the Creative Director for C.P.Goerz, talked with us briefly about the inspiration behind the lens and about how it’s going to differ from so many other options out there.

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“No Cameras Allowed” to Showcase Unseen Rock Concert Photographs from the 80’s

Images from “No Cameras Allowed” Kickstarter Page

Concert goers and rock photography fans: here’s something right up your alley, especially if you’ve sneaked in some gear in one too many “no camera” concerts and emerged unscathed, with images intact to tell the tale. Writer, filmmaker, and author Julian David Stone seeks to publish a coffee table book of never-before-seen photos from his “career as an outlaw rock and roll photographer” in the 1980’s. He’s looking into getting it crowd-funded, if that’s a project you’re keen to support.

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Oprema Jena Adds the 58mm f2 Biotar as a Bundle Option With the 75mm f1.8

Oprema Optik announced earlier on that they’re planning on bringing back the legendary 75mm f1.8 Jena Biotar lens; but now they’ve got news of adding the 58mm f2 Biotar to the lineup. In an update, the company is announcing pre-production 58mm f2 Biotar lenses that will be added as a bundle option. The 58mm is also quite legendary and some versions had 13 aperture blades while others even had 17. This focal length has also been coming back into style in the past few years as many not-quite-50mm lenses are seeing a rise due to being better for portraiture but still not as long as an 85mm lens.

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Legendary Biotar 75 F1.5 Lens Officially In Development By Oprema Jena

A while back we mentioned reports indicating that Myer Optik or Zeiss could be looking into relaunching the famed Biotar lens lineup, specifically the legendary 75mm F1.5. Now those reports have been officially addressed by a company called Oprema Jena, a sister company to Myer Optik, in an email both confirming the reports about the development of the lens and explaining those involved in the project. Continue reading…